I have teaching in my blood. My mother is a teacher and my father was a text-book writer (now retired), so one could say I was brought up under pedagogical conditions
In 2002, I believe the year was, I was teaching advanced organic chemistry for undergraduates as part of my thesis work. One of [...]
We often think of and draw Grignard reagents like so:
Reactivity-wise and when we draw mechanisms, we sometimes make it even simpler for ourselves and picture Grignard reagents as relatively stable carbo-anions (even though the carbon-magnesium bond is in fact covalent and not ionic).
This works very well in almost all cases. But the [...]
I haven’t been able to post anything here for a couple of days. I believe I am excused.
Figure 1. Cute panda bears.
I have left my old job after six years with the big company and just started a new one in a small company. Three days into it today. Wish me [...]
Remember the Masked Magician? The illusionist who gained fame by exposing magic secrets, which sparked controversy as many other magicians feared that their illusions were now worthless. He emphasized, however, that he felt revealing the secrets would encourage kids into trying magic instead of discouraging them, and that the entertainment of magic shows [...]